Appointments – May 2024

What are the most recent appointments in the Benelux?


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Nicolas Fauvarque leaves the P&V Group Brussels

Nicolas Fauvarque, Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive committee, has decided to leave the P&V Group for personal reasons. He joined the executive committee of the P&V Group in mid-2021 as Chief Risk Officer (CRO). In the interim, his responsibilities will be assumed by current members of the executive committee. The search for a new CFO has already begun.



Jean Hilgers becomes independent non-executive director

Jean Hilgers plays a leading role in the fields of finance, banking, insurance, and education, both in Belgium and Europe. He has served as an executive director at the National Bank of Belgium, a senior consultant at Deloitte, and a director at Cofinimmo and AG Insurance, among others. He has also been a member of the Board of Supervisors of EIOPA, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.



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Election of the new Regents of the National Bank of Belgium

Helga Coppen and Mr. Pieter Timmermans

On May 21, 2024, the ordinary general meeting of shareholders of the National Bank of Belgium, re-elected Ms. Helga Coppen and Mr. Pieter Timmermans as regents. The following were also elected as regents: Ms. Ann Vermorgen, Mr. Pieter Verhelst, Ms. Marthe Nyssens, and Mr. Frédéric Rouvez.

As a result of these decisions, the Board of Regents of the National Bank of Belgium now has the following composition:

  • The six members of the Executive Committee:
    • Mr. Pierre Wunsch, Governor
    • Mr. Steven Vanackere, Vice-Governor
    • Mr. Vincent Magnée, Director-Treasurer
    • Mr. Tom Dechaene, Director
    • Mr. Tim Hermans, Director-Secretary
    • Ms. Géraldine Thiry, Director
  • Five regents proposed by the socio-economic sector:
    • Ms. Ann Vermorgen, President of the Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (CSC)
    • Mr. Pieter Timmermans, CEO of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB)
    • Mr. Danny Van Assche, CEO of UNIZO
    • Mr. Thierry Bodson, President of the General Federation of Belgian Labour (FGTB)
    • Mr. Pieter Verhelst, Board Member of the Boerenbond
  • Nine regents proposed by the Minister of Finance:
    • Ms. Claire Tillekaerts, President of the Board of Regents
    • Ms. Géraldine Van der Stichele, Senior Vice President Operations at the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB)
    • Ms. Louise Fromont, Professor of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
    • Ms. Helga Coppen, Deputy General Administrator of the Socio-Economic Council of Flanders (SERV)
    • Ms. Christine Mahy, General Secretary of the Walloon Network Against Poverty (RWLP)
    • Ms. Griet Smaers, Lawyer
    • Mr. Marc Bourgeois, Professor at the University of Liège
    • Ms. Marthe Nyssens, Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain
    • Mr. Frédéric Rouvez, Company Director


Appointments – April 2024

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Marc Raisière

The terms of office of Belfius CEO, Marc Raisière, and its chairman, Chris Sunt, have been extended until April 2026.

The government-owned bank worried that appointing a new CEO might become increasingly challenging, especially with the upcoming June elections and the possibility of Belgium having only a caretaker government for many months afterward. In addition to its CEO and president, other mandates are extended within Belfius, including those of Lutgart Van den Berghe and Rudi Vander Vennet on the Board of Directors.



Changes within the Board of Directors

Upon recommendation from the Nomination Committee, the Board of Directors has decided to propose to the General Meeting of Shareholders the candidacy of various persons:

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Diana Rádl Rogerová

Diana Rádl Rogerová as a new non-executive and independent director of the Board of Directors of KBC Group and member of the Audit Committee, Risk and Compliance Committee, and Nomination Committee of KBC Group. Rogerová earned a master’s degree in International Business, Monetary Economics, and Banking Sciences from the University of Economics, Prague, in 1996. In 2022, she was elected Manager of the Year in the Czech Republic.



Marc De Ceuster

Marc De Ceuster as a new director of the Board of Directors of KBC Group. He will also become chairman of the Audit Committee of KBC Group. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and a degree in Law. He is a professor of financial economics at the University of Antwerp. From 2009 to 2015, he was appointed by the Flemish government as an observer on the board of directors, before becoming a director of KBC Group.



Raf Sels

Raf Sels as a new director on the Board of Directors of KBC Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting, and Taxation from the Provinciaal Hoger Handelsinstituut in Hasselt and is also a certified tax accountant by ITAA. Since 2022, he has been CEO and managing director of the Maatschappij voor Roerend Bezit van de Boerenbond (MRBB) BV.

Katelijn Callewaert and Marc Wittemans will conclude their terms as directors on the Board of Directors of KBC Group.



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Louis du Ché

Louis du Ché has been appointed as the country manager of BHSI France

A graduate of ESA, he began his career at Axa France in 2007 as a Property & Casualty underwriter. He then worked at AIG France and Chubb France between 2009 and 2015 before returning to AIG as the Head of Property Underwriting for the Benelux region. In 2019, he joined BHSI France as the Director of Property. Since September 2022, he has been serving as the country manager for Belgium.



Appointments – March 2024

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Christian Gibot

Christian Gibot is appointed Head of Financial Actuarial, Capital and Modeling at BNP Paribas Cardif.

With a MSc in Applied mathematics and economics and a MBA (CHEA) from Paris Dauphine, Christian Gibot started his career with Axa in 2005 as an actuarial research officer and then actuarial team manager. In 2008, he joined “La Caisse des Dépôts”, where he worked as an advisor in the Chief Executive Officer’s office.

In 2011, he joined CNP Assurances as Technical Director in France until his appointment at BNP Paribas Cardif in 2015 as Savings Chief Actuary/Head of ALM. Four years later, he became CEO of Cardif Lux Vie.

In 2022, Christian Gibot was appointed CEO International Markets at BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Luxembourg, where he became a member of COMEX.


Appointments – February 2024

What are the most recent appointments in the Benelux?


Steven Vanackere

Steven Vanackere, appointed to the board of directors of EIOPA.

Steven Vanackere has been appointed to the board of directors of EIOPA. He began his two-and-a-half-year term on February 13th. The Vice Governor of the National Bank of Belgium took over from Ms. Else Bos, who stepped down from her duties at De Nederlandsche Bank last year.

Having earned several master’s degrees between 1987 and 2019 in law, economics, political science, philosophy, and history, Steven Vanackere began his career in 1987 and has held various positions, including Director General of the Port of Brussels, Minister of Welfare, Public Health and Family in the Flemish government, Deputy Prime Minister, and Director of the National Bank of Belgium.



Sources : 

EIOPA, EIOPA appoints National Bank of Belgium Vice-Governor to Management Board

Appointments – January 2024

What are the most recent appointments in the Benelux?


Marie-Hélène Massard

Marie-Hélène Massard appointed Deputy CEO

Marie-Hélène Massard has held positions within Axa Bank and Axa Luxembourg. She also worked within the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies (Aca) for nearly eight years, serving as president and vice-president. She will become the right-hand of the CEO, Marc Lauer in the Foyer Group.




Emmanuel Van Grimbergen

Emmanuel Van Grimbergen promoted to Managing Director Reinsurance & Investments

Emmanuel Van Grimbergen holds a master’s degree in mathematics and actuarial sciences.
He worked for ING for 18 years. He held various positions, including Chief Actuary South West Europe in 2000 and Chief Insurance Risk Officer of ING Insurance Retail Banking in 2004. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Risk Officer of ING Central & Rest of Europe. In 2011 he joined the Ageas Group as Group Risk Officer.


Christophe Vandeweghe

Christophe Vandeweghe appointed CRO

Christophe Vandeweghe began his career with ING and Deloitte. He joined Ageas in 2014 as Head of Risk for Continental Europe. He has held various positions within the Group. In 2018, he became CRO of Grupo Ageas Portugal, then CFO. Since April 2023, he has also held the position of Chief Business Development Officer for Portuguese activities.


Sébastien Haslé

Sébastien Haslé appointed CEO of International Organisations and European Insurance Companies

Sébastien Haslé joined Cigna in 2008. He held the position of Chief Risk Officer for Cigna Life Insurance Company of Europe and Cigna Europe Insurance Company for 9 years. He was then appointed Managing Director of both entities from May 2017 to early 2020.



Roger Bou-Harb

Roger Bou-Harb appointed as Director

Roger Bou-Harb is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA), an Executive MBA from Vlerick Business School, and an IABE-Qualified Actuary.
He has 17 years of experience in the (re)insurance industry, accross Europe and the MENA region.




Sources : 

Paperjam, Marie-Hélène Massard, CEO adjointe de Foyer

Ageas, Nouvelle composition de l’Executive Committee d’Ageas

Cigna Healthcare, Sébastien Haslé

Linkedin, Roger Bou-Harb